Was involved in a accident not my fault, complete negligence on the other drivers part. Driving with one other passenger, he has a broken wrist. i had multiple bruises, swelling, and lower back pain, and chest pain. we were both taken by ambulance to the hospital.
The amount of your settlemt or award, depends on many factors: amount of medical bills, severity of injuries, time it takes to heal, lost wages etc. you need to speak with a lawyer. The I Durante company will never pay you what you are rightfully owed without one.
There is no set amount of recovery for any type of injury claim. There is no book an attorney can consult in order to obtain a reasonable settlement range for a client.
No attorney in this forum will be able to answer this question for you with any reasonable degree of certainty. The assessment of a reasonable settlement range for bodily injury claims entails a full liability investigation, including reviewing all of the parties’ versions of the accident, an investigation into all of the available coverages for the injuries, and a full review of all confirmed lost wages, out-of-pocket expenses, medical bills and medical treatment records.
After all that has been done, an attorney can give you his or her opinion regarding a reasonable settlement range. I would suggest you contact an attorney in your area as soon as possible to scope out all areas of insurance available to you. You can use the "Find a Lawyer" link at the top of this page for names of attorneys in your area. Most even offer a free consultation and work on a contingency fee basis, so you won’t have to pay anything up front.
Please do not message me for further advice. If you are in need of an attorney to assist you, please search for another attorney in the jurisdiction involved in your case, as I am now retired, and my former law firm is no longer handling these types of cases. I am active on AVVO and answer questions only as a public service at this point.
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It would be pure speculation to try to provide you a case value with so little damages information. See an experienced Injury attorney in person for an evaluation. Most of us do not charge anything for a case consultation. Choose carefully and do some checking before selecting who you see to be sure the attorney specializes in injury law and has good reviews from their former clients and other attorneys.
If you intend to handle the case without an attorney, my firm’s website has a list of “Do’s and Don’ts” in the Practice Areas section. You should review them before speaking with an insurance adjuster.
It is a blessing that your injuries were not more serious.
This advice is for general guidance only and applies to Virginia. The applicable laws may differ in other states.
This is a very difficult question to answer without an attorney fully reviewing your case. He or she would need to consider things such as the amount of your medical bills, your lost wages from work, and other factors. I suggest you call a personal injury attorney - many provide free consultations.
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